The Ambrose Bierce Project is an online forum and resource for the study of Ambrose Gwinnett Bierce (1842-1914?), the American soldier, topographer, journalist, and writer.

Bierce is an important, if underappreciated, presence in American literary history. He is today celebrated especially for his considerable powers as a satirist, and for his mastery of the short story genre. His incomparable writing has led many scholars to rate Bierce among America's finest prose talents.


The ABP strives to bring together Bierce scholars and students from around the globe. Here participants and contributors will exchange ideas, weigh literary analyses, and review new works of scholarship.

Reflecting the dynamic career of Bierce, the project aims to be interdisciplinary in nature; it will take full advantage of the pictorial and textual advantages of an online environment in order to explore the constellation of historical, cultural, and literary phenomena touching Bierce’s life and career.

Original Scholarship

The ABP also promotes -- and provides a home for -- original writing on the subjects of Bierce, his contemporaries, and American culture of the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. ABP referees review all submissions, furthering the project’s commitment to publishing peer-reviewed online scholarship.

Advisory Board

The Advisory Board is comprised of leading Bierce scholars and historians whose contributions and guidance make the ABP possible. To learn more about our advisors and their work, please visit the Advisory Board page.

The Editor

Craig A. Warren is Professor of English at Penn State Erie, The Behrend College. He holds a Ph.D. in American Literature from the University of Virginia, and was formerly the Director of Digital Imaging at the Rossetti Archive, one of the founding projects at the Institute for Advanced Technology in the Humanities (IATH).


Affiliation & Contact Information

The ABP is a non-profit research project supported by Penn State University.
Email inquiries may be directed to All other correspondence may be sent to:

Craig A. Warren, Editor
The Ambrose Bierce Project
School of Humanities and Social Sciences
Penn State Erie, The Behrend College
170 Irvin Kochel Center
4951 College Drive
Erie, PA 16563-1501